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, someone who, i think on this occasion, literally needs no introduction. he is the man who created cnn. the reason that i am here and others are here working here. ted turner. welcome back, ted. >> good to be here. >> how does it feel to be back? >> good. >> does it? >> yeah. >> are you still proud of cnn? >> absolutely. >> do you still watch cnn. >> i watch it. you bet. >> you like what you see? >> i like most of what i see. >> you always said about cnn, the news should be the star. >> well, that was the philosophy that we started with. but it really was the only place open for us because all the other news networks, cbs, nbc and abc, they emphasized their stars and we didn't have any stars. we were lucky to have employees. >> if you had the competition that's around now in cable when you first started, in other words, if there had been a fox news with right wing star anchors, msnbc had rachel and the others. would you do anything differently? >> i'd have to really give it a lot of thought and a lot of study, which i have not done because nobody has asked he to do it. i value my time
in the coming year. not much optimism there. >> i knew he was come through the area. he was actually on cnn this morning when you were out on the farm. let's just take a little bit of what he had to say and then i got a question four about prices. >> we obviously need to help these folks. this is why we have a safety net, this is why we need passage of a food farm and jobs bill quickly, why we need to then livestock producers in particular. it would impact and affect in the long haul food prices not as dramatically as some people expect because farmers get only 14 cents of every dollar but it will impact consumers. >> something caught my attention he's talking not only how it will impact our prices but jobs as well. >> reporter: these farms employ a lot of people. so, yeah. you know, not just dairy, but the crops themselves. two-thirds of an acre or two-thirds of the cost of an acre -- what they make in a bushel of corn, two-thirds of that is expenses. so they are not just throwing seed out there. it costs known plant an acre of land. so anything that they don't plant we don't have a crop t
cnn newsroom with kyra phillips starts right now. >> it's 11:00 on the east coast, 8:00 on the west. speaking out, george zimmerman calls his shooting of trayvon martin god's plan. it's outrage. his parents. >> guilty as charged, chick-fil-a's president claims his company is anti-gay marriage. we got the online uproar. >>> bashir assad, syria's embattled president mia one day after a suicide bomber achilles a powerful player in the regime, his brother-in-law. >>> but first the largest drought in 56 years. crippling our country right now. 1300 countries across 29 states are classified as disaster areas. a third of our country. fields are bone dry. crops withering, food spoiling and all of this is now threatening to drive up the cost of food for you and your family. now we've talked about corn and grain crops, but now the drought is threatening the nation's dairy supply. let's get right back to rob marciano. he's live in indiana. rob, let's talk about the livestock that supplies all of us with milk and cheese. is there enough food and water for them at this point? >> reporter: well, n
a great gig to be able to share something. >> reporter: alina cho, cnn, paris. >> for alina's special back stage pass from paris tomorrow july 14th at 2:30 eastern. >>> several stories caught our attention today. here in india these folk dancers performed during a travel and tourism fair in calcutta. participants from all over the world planned to travel across the country to show case their products and services to attract more tourists. >>> a controversial issue brings out the clowns in the west bank. activists and palestinians dressed as clowns. they marched past israeli soldiers earlier today. they are protesting against israel's controversial barrier in the west bank near bethlehem. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. america's largest bank opens its books. it ain't pretty. >>> also the late joe paterno speaking out in the wake of the penn state sex scandal. >>> the outcry over teen usa's olympic uniforms. why one lawmaker wants them burned. let's get straight to it. in london soccer star john kerry has been found not guilty of racially abusing an opponent. the two had an exchang
. it was unreported and unregulated. >> reporter: another source close to the investigation tells cnn the mayor learned from jeanie harris in january of this year some of the money spent for his 2010 campaign was not properly reported. the source says gray told harris then to report it immediately. contacted by cnn, gray's attorney wouldn't comment citing the continuing investigation. prosecutors' documents don't indicate whether gray knew of the alleged secret spending at the time it was happening. mo alathy who worked on gray's 2010 campaign says this. >> i never saw any evidence during the campaign that he new anything about it at the time. >> reporter: for the d.c. council member mary chay who went against many constituents to endorse gray that is not good enough. >> people were acting in his name and for his benefit and committed probably the biggest election fraud in the history of the district. i have asked him to resign or step aside as an act of public service. >> reporter: she is joined by two other council members. gray says he is not resigning. the swirl of scandal is nothing new in
. it's cnn presents cruise to disaster. 8:00 eastern time. some exclusive new images and details. make sure you tune in. >>> top of the hour now. i'm ashleigh banfield. i'm standing in for brooke baldwin. this is one of the hottest 4th of julys on record. it is steaming out there. extreme heat paralyzing much of the midwest and all the way up to the dakotas too. the heat index racing up into the 115s. the death toll from the heat and related storms now reaching 20. the virginias, in particular, having a terrible time. in some cases police are having to hand out ice. hundreds of thousands of people who have not had power since friday since a wave of violent storms hit pretty much at their wits end. lizzie has been following this story. there's a critical problem. west virginia hit the worst and they are talking about water now. water, a serious problem for a lot of people there. >> this is something a lot of people don't think about in the first wave of coverage of a storm. you tend to hear about power loss, but you have a lot of water systems that are running on electricity. a lot of p
right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error. despite the landmark ruling, there's been no change in the number for either candidate since the last poll that came out in may. look at this, when it comes to voters in the so-called battleground states, abou
desk to answer, just post your question at cnn.cc nrks nrn watch it for us. thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. >>> heavy rain in southeast texas is causing flooding that's trapping people in their homes and cars. downtown houston is getting pretty hammered there. three inches of rain fell in three hours, just today alone. some streets are closed by high water and causing major flooding on the major freeways there. they're under a flash flood warning and they're asking people who don't have to travel to stay put. how long are we talking about with this rain? >> the rain is almost over, the flooding is of the over. just because the rain stops doesn't mean the water is going to stop going up. the rain is uphill somewhere, it has to run down hill. maybe you got only five or ten inches not the 13 or 14 that the cypress creek caused. so that creek has to go somewhere. we will
. instead, keeping them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of the $26 million that woman raised could even possibly have gone towards rescuing dogs. the charity watchdog group has slim doubts how that slim fraction was spent. as they put it, the numbers don't seem to add up. the appeal though, reuniting dogs and troops, is powerful. just as it was 6 1/2 years ago during hurricane katrina when crisp was running an organization and the appeal was reuniting pets and survivors. >> terry crisp joins me. she is in sacramento, california. good to see you. >> good to see you, anderson, too. this is tabasco. he was one of the survivors from hurricane katrina. he was found on the washing machine of a house that was flooded. he, his sister and another dog all survived. >> turns out, i didn't know it at the time, there were serious questions about noah's wish and a legal settlement with the state of california. wreef been reporting on this for weeks now as part of a continuing investigation to the people asking you for money. to charities. and what they do with the
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
apparently telling police that he had other explosives. cnn obviously continues coverage of this breaking news event. we continue with "cnn newsroom." fredricka picking up our coverage right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> we were watching a movie. and as one of the action scenes started up, gunshots were firing. and we heard like explosions or something to our left. >> it was just chaos. you saw injured people. there was this one guy who was on all fours crawling. there was this girl spitting up blood. >> gas bombs. as they were leaving. and then just gunshots all over the place. and it started in the theater that i had bought tickets to. >> horror and tragedy in aurora, colorado, this morning after a mass shooting at a batman movie premiere. so far, 12 dead. and 38 injured. as a community searching for answers. a special edition of "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> hello, everyone. i'm in for carol costello. we welcome viewers from around the world watching on cnn international. a night at the movies turned into a night of terror for moviegoers in colorado after a gunman opens
for "starting point" starting on monday morning at 7:00 a.m. i want to send you right now to cnn newsroom with don lemon. >>> looks like fun. have a great weekend. enjoy new orleans, you and everyone there at the table. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, jobs, jobs, jobs. new jobs numbers are out. they just came out, and it's not good for you or for the president. the stakes couldn't be higher with only four more jobs reports to go. before the election. experts say america's undecided voters are starting to make up their minds now. >>> we're on jail watch today as well. george zimmerman, will he post bond and be a free man until his trial? in the newsroom this morning, benjamin crump, attorney for trayvon martin's parents. >>> breaking news out of london to tell you about. terror arrests. the second major bust in just two days. new concerns and new questions this morning. are the olympics being targeted? >>> plus this. >> it's really funny that pepco is actually trying to save face now. about five to six trucks came with anywhere from six to eight different people. the whole process
: it is the televised appeal on cnn's hln -- >> our salute to the troops today is actually live in the studio. >> reporter: that so many of you found outrageous. >> sitting right beside nugget is terry with the spca and ivy's down at my feet. >> reporter: march of 2011. terry crisp with spca international was telling our viewers ivy and nugget -- >> look at that face! >> reporter: -- were two bomb sniffing dogs that had worked for a u.s. contractor in rark and had been essentially abandoned by the company. she rescued them and was trying to find them homes. along for the visit was an unwitting dog handler. hln anchor robin meade understandably couldn't believe the story. >> so how is it that they fall through the cracks and get stranded there? that's unthinkable to me. >> it is unthinkable. that's why spca international is making sure these dogs don't get forgotten. that they get brought home. >> reporter: it turns out ivy and nugget were not abandoned. they were donated. taken from their adoptive homes in iraq, a military contractor tells cnn. after terry crisp asks for them. the military co
, for veterans in the past three years, but according to the records cnn found, none of that $56 million has gone to direct services for veterans. >> making lots of money off of it. i mean, you're talking millions of dollars that people are doing by grabbing money from people who don't have it. >> reporter: who believe out of the goodness of their own heart that they are giving money to -- >> a worthy cause. >> reporter: the purpose is to try to explain to me why these numbers don't add up. cnn has been trying to reach the disabled veterans national foundation off and on for nearly two years. public relations man did return our phone call, outside the group's washington, d.c. headquarters in 2010. but the manager refused to talk. despite e-mails and more phone calls, our repeated requests for interviews were all denied. >> up to $2 billion is raised in the name of veterans in this country and it is so sad that a great deal of us waste hundreds of millions of dollars of our charitable dollars intended to help veterans is being squandered and wasted by opportunists and individuals and companies tha
of an explanation. cnn's poppy harlow spoke to people who live there and here is her story. >> it's frightening. we don't know when we can go home. they say it could be tonight or another couple of days. >> reporter: forced to evacuate following friday's horrific mass theater shooting, paum mcqueen is shaken. his children terrified. their apartment building right next to the suspected shooters. for those who live here, forced to leave their home, it has been a day bull of angst and questions. first and foremost is we need to render the area safe. the most immediate threat is the trip wire. >> reporter: two hours later, progress. >> we have been successful in defeating the first threat, which includes defeating the trip wire and the first insinary device. >> reporter: but also this. >> this trip wire was set up to clearly detonate when someone entered that apartment and it was set up to kill that person. >> reporter: kaitlin fonzy says she lives in the apartment below the suspected shooter. she heard loud tech know mustec his apartment on friday. went upstairs and found the door unlocked but decided
. and with good reason, of course. the cnn/orc poll shows that registered voters are split between choodsing who would better handle the nation's sluggish economy. 48% choose romney, 47% choose obama. when of courasked what issue is important to voters, over half say the economy, of course. the president is trying to blunt the criticism of the weak economy. >> from now until november, the other side is going to spend more money than we have seen before, and they will be raining ads down on your head, and they'll tell you it's all my fault. i can't fix it because i think government is the answer to everything or because i haven't made a lot of money in the private sector. i think everything is doing just fine. that's what all of the scary voices in the ads will tell you. that's what mitt romney will say. that's what republicans in congress will say. and, you know, that's their plan for winning an election, but it's not a plan to create jobs. >> that was thursday before this dismal jobs report. there you see him. dan lothian traveling with the obama bus tour. he is joining us now from northeast oh
martin o'malley, bob mcdonnell, and terry branstad. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. we start with breaking news in the cnn newsroom. in just seconds, 200-page report will be posted online. it involves penn state and how it handled the child rape allegations against jerry sandusky. as you know, this scandal tarnished the legacy of a beloved football coach, damaged penn state's reputation, and left the lives of many of the victims shattered. this internal review conducted by former fbi chief louis free will be posted on the web. this report was paid for by penn state, and it is helped to be scathing. cnn is bringing you all of the angles of the story from penn state and behind. susan candiotti is in philadelphia like with sara ganim. her pulitzer prize-winning reports helped bring much of this to life. we will take you through the legal fallout from today's developments with legal analyst jeffrey toobin and paul calum. has the report been posted yet, susan? >> well, i just been emailed the
in june, and that's where we find our cnn's dana bash. she is close by in boston. dana, two parties used the same numbers to make opposite points, of course. >> reporter: of course, exactly. welcome to politics, especially presidential politics just a few months before the election. notice, kyra, you're right, that the jobs numbers were anything but great, but the president took as much as he could to look at the long view. he's mentioned the fact that 4.4 million new jobs were created in 28 months. he called it a step in the right direction, but you can't be satisfied. he's got to walk -- talk about stepping. he's kind of got to walk a tight rope to try to tout good news but also not look out of touch to say things are better than people feel that they are. on the republican side, mitt romney was out there within 90 minutes of these job numbers being released standing in a small business, a hardware store, where he is vacationing, where he has a home in new hampshire, and he was very clear that this is not where people want to be. >> the jobs report this morning is another kick in the g
springs and we expect to hear from them this afternoon. stay with cnn for more on the fires the rest of the day. >>> nearly 1.4 million people are still without power right now, and as the temps continue to rise, thousands of people across the country are enduring a fourth day without air conditioning. the power outages happened after that storm blasted through the east coast and midwest over the weekend and the outages are now scattered across 11 states and washington, we're talking indiana, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, delaware, kentucky, north carolina, new jersey and also illinois. all of these places without power and here's the most frustrating factors. the power companies are refusing to say when power will be restored. >>> here's a pretty incredible example of just how hot it's been. take a look at wisconsin. highway 29 in chippewa county. the pavement buckled because of the heat so an suv was headed down the road, hit the ramp, and it was sent airborne. we're told that everyone is okay and that the roadway has been repaved and is back open. >>> of a
's top fashion designers the rest of the week on cnn. look for alina's special back stage pass from paris this saturday, july 14th, at 2:30 eastern. >>> this hour in the cnn newsroom we are focusing on the congressional vote on the affordable health care act also known as obama health care. we'll take you to a city where the mayor is cutting workers pay to minimum wage. if you're missing some channels on your directv don't worry. cnn is working of course but we want to talk about that as well. we'll get right down to it. we're hearing that it could get a statement today on the health of congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. one of his top aids says that jackson's condition is not life threatening. last week jackson's office issued a statement saying he is struggling with physical and emotional problems that will require extensive medical treatment. the 47-year-old took a medical leave of absence last month which his office attributed to exhaustion. he has been under growing pressure to explain his disappearance from capitol hill. we'll have more details and a live report from chicago
-- www.vitac.com >>> i'm suzanne malveaux, this hour on "cnn newsroom" we're focusing on the death of an icon. the tens of thousands of people still left in the dark in the northeast. and a new political poll that shows president obama holding just a three-point lead over mitt romney. want to get right to it. >>> first, actor andy griffith has died. we all remember iconic show theme and his folksy manner made him a star in the 1960s. as sheriff andy taylor on "the andy griffith show." set in the fictional town of mayberry. griffith played a single bad who kept the peace and doled out advice in a country town. in the 1980s he found fame again in the courtroom drama "matlock." he was a member of the tv and christian music hall of fame. want to bring in our own larry king who joins us by phone who knows mr. griffith well. you interviewed him several times. give us your impressions, your sense of who he was. >> well, suzanne, he was an incredible person. not only as a talent but as a friend and as an individual. he was always kind and sweet and he was an underrated performer in my opin
. "cnn newsroom" continues with my good pal kyra phillips. >>> good morning. what could have saved the 228 people on an air france flight that plunged into the ocean? new answers today on that 2009 tragedy. >>> a deadly police beating one year ago in fuller ton, california. back in the headlines. what's next in the kelly thomas saga? >>> also this hour, herman cain in the house to tell us all about his new project and share his one-of-a-kind insights on today's headlines. >>> first, though, the road to the white house has always run through ohio, so president obama, of course, hitting the road in ohio. live pictures right now. the tarmac in toledo. soon he'll be on a bus dubbed "betting on america." the first stop the museum in mao me. you'll see that live at 40 past the hour give or take. in the meantime let's bring in cnn's dan lothian who's already there. dan, this is actually the president's first bus tour, right? >> reporter: it is. he has done two other bus tours but those were, as the white house described them, official bus tour. this is the first one of his campaign and th
. you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or if you are headed to work you can watch live from your desk top. go to cnn.com/tv. >>> it's been more than a decade since 9/11 when terrorists came into our country, trained at our flight schools, and murdered thousands of innocent americans. we learned a lot since then about national security. according to a new report it looks like we are still not doing enough. chris lawrence live from the pentagon with more on the national security hearing happening right now. chris, tell us what's being discussed at this moment. also, what does this report say? >> reporter: it says scarey things. basically what we are hearing out of the hearing in congress right now is that there may be foreign nationals right now in the united states training in mother nature flight schools just like mohamed atta who crashed into the north tower of the world trade center. listen to this chilling exchange between representative mike rogers and an official from the government accountability office who conducted the report. >> based on your report the adminis
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story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemployment rate. so it's actually higher than 8.2%. also very key here is minorities. we have to look at what has happened to african-americans. their unemployment rate has gone up for the month of may. it's now nearly 14.5%. it is pretty much double unemployment for whites, hispanics, 11% unemploy
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. >>> we're going to continue following breaking news here on cnn, for the latest developments, watch us live or you can go straight to cnn.com. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. i tell mike what i can spend. i do my best to make that work. we're driving safely. and sue saved money on brakes. now that's personal pricing. >>> once again we welcome back our viewers across the world as we follow the breaking news here on cnns. here's what we know about that deadly shooting at the movie theater in aurora, colorado. the man identified as the suspect, 24 years old, white male, police say he was wearing a gas mask and a bullet-proof vest. susan candiotti joining us live from new york. susan, this is changing by the second, i understand you have new information with regard to the weapons? >> that's rig
thing happen along with his friend jennifer, i spoke to last night here on cnn. he joins us now. >> i'm doing a lot better today as opposed to the night that it happen. i'm glad to talk to people to let them know i'm going through the same thing. >> we've heard over and over from a flum bnumber of dimpbt p. i have to ask you, i didn't ask anybody last night and yesterday when i was here. what is it like being here with that building so cloesz. when i look at that building, i have a blank feeling inside. i try not to think of the event. >> you said that you don't even like to look at -- >> you don't want to look over at it. >> i will look other. it will give me a very uncomfortable feeling. >> jennifer said that the gunman that got really close to her and then shot behind her. you were right next to her. so what happened to you? why didn't you get shot? the gunman came into the auditorium and a toxic gasz went off. i immediately went to the ground. and, instead, we stood there and stayed there for about a dead ten seconds before we decided that we needed to crawl to the ooir side. >> u
to get right to cnn's jim acosta. he's covering mitt romney today delivering some major messages of his own in this race for the white house. jim acosta is joining us from boston right now. what's going on on this day as far as the republican presidential candidate, jim, is concerned? >> reporter: wolf, the back and forth in this campaign right now is all about four words the president said nearly a week ago, the words you didn't build that. the comment has the romney campaign building a new line of attack that is resonating with republicans. republicans hope it's a sign mitt romney is back in business. >> when the president said that, if you got a business, you didn't build it, come here and talk to brian. and you'll learn that in fact he did build this business. >> i take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses. >> now, i'm know some people that think what the president said was just a gaffe. it wasn't a gaffe. it was instead his ideology. >> reporter: on a day he was expected to stay behind closed doors, he was at a truck repair company near his boston
the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thornton, colorado, as well. again, law enforcement source saying those guns were purchased legally within the last six months. we're also told by that law enforcement source that they had found a drum magazine that was connected to the ar-15 rifle. this would have given james holmes the ability to shoot about 100 rounds with that magazine. and the source saying obviously that gave him much more capability to fire off many many rounds once inside that theater. and, wolf, what we've learned from talking to wi
then they fired two real bullets. an autopsy report obtained by cnn shows them entering the side of his arm, indicating chamberlain was not facing the officers or had turned away. >> so the story that the police put out that he was an ax wielding black man trying to hurt a police officer is what it is, a flat-out lie. >> reporter: chamberlain's lawyers acknowledge he did throw out a silver object. >> at that moment, a bolt cutter comes from the police officers and removes the object. so from that point forward, there's absolutely no evidence that at any time mr. chamberlain had a weapon in his hands. >> reporter: there is no way to know. the taser video suddenly cuts off before the shots are fired. so you must have thought it is ironic in sort of the terrible way that someone summoned to your father's door to help save his life, if he had been having some kind of heart emergency -- >> yes. >> reporter: -- ended up shooting him. >> yes. and they took his life. unnecessarily. they didn't have to. >> reporter: chamberlain's niece wants to know why police couldn't defuse the confrontation and w
has had little effect on the latest cnn poll of polls which shows the race nearly deadlocked. but another poll from usa today and gallup could be more worrisome for romney. it shows a majority of americans want to see more of the gop contender's tax returns. something mrs. romney told abc is not happening. >> you just want to give more material for more attack. that's just the answer. and we've given all people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life. >> reporter: meanwhile, romney may be getting a lifeline from all people -- former house speaker nans si pelosi said earlier today that too much time in this campaign has been spent on the tax return issue. meanwhile, over in the senate john mccain tells cnn's piers morgan, his team found nothing in the tax returns that would have disqualified romney in his own vice presidential search four years ago. wolf. >> so i take it this notion that we had earlier in the week that a vice presidential running mate could be selected before he heads off to london for the olympic games and then
. >> well, first of all we've complied with the law. >> what mitt romney made clear to cnn last friday is he will only make public his tax return. >> those are the two years that people are going to have. >> -- did not sit well with conservatives on the sunday show. >> he should release the tax returns tomorrow. it's crazy. take the hit for a day or two. >> the costs of not releasing the returns are clear. therefore he wants to calculate there are higher costs. >> standing firm, romney told fox there's some precedent on his side. >> john mccain ran for president and released two years of tax returns. john kerry ran for president. his wife who has hundreds of millions of dollars never released her tax returns. somehow this wasn't an issue. >> but the republican complaints are music to the ears for the obama campaign, which fired off this tv ad, featuring romney singing "america the beautiful" to some of his foreign investments. >> the romney campaign cued up the own music video. the president belting out a love song to companies that got energy loans in exchange for campaign contributions. ro
about 11:40 eastern. you'll hear him live here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the republican governor of louisiana and former governor of minnesota are tracing the president's route as mitt romney's surrogates. bob j jindal and tim pawlenty call their tour the middle-class promise gap tour. >> this president has been bad for america, bad for ohio. here in ohio where 40,000 fewer jobs than when he took office. average income has gone down $3,000. the list goes on an on. but the bottom line is this. we've gotten tired of the broken promises. we need to elect mitt romney. >> the two are due in parma the next hour. romney himself remains on a working vacation in new hampshire. >>> with the olympics just a few weeks away, police in london are taking no chances. and today they arrested five men and a woman in separate areas of london. the six are suspected of being part of a possible terror plot with potential targets in the uk. nic robertson on this out of london. so what more do we know, nic? >> police are saying it was an intelligence-lead operation that they were involved in the terrori
so far have been found. aurora police tell cnn that one man is in custody, and that there is no evidence of a second shooter. here is what we can tell you about that suspected shooter right now. the gunman is a 24-year-old white male. he was wearing a bulletproof vest, a mask, covering most of his face, except for his eyes, according to eyewitnesss, and carrying four guns in all. one of which federal officials describe as an assault rifle. the same officials also say the suspect deployed tear gas just before firing into the crowd. the man was later apprehended in a parking lot at the rear of the theater where he did not apparently resist arrest. a motive for this attack still unknown. we're also hearing from witnesses who either saw the shooter or spoke to those who did. >> a man about six feet tall, taller than her, kicked through the door. and he was in she said a riot helmet. she said he had a bulletproof vest on. you know, she said that he was completely covered in all black with goggles. and she said that after that point, when she saw that he was hold
he misspoke in that conference call. let's bring in our cnn chief political analyst gloria borger in "the situation room" as well. the ad we just saw in dan's piece, part of a broader picture that the obama administration, the obama campaign is trying to project. >> as you know this is the summer when it's time to define your opponent. it's not rocket science here, wolf. what the obama campaign is trying to do is paint a very, very unflattering portrait of mitt romney. he is, according to the obama campaign, secretive, tax avoiding businessman who outsources jobs and cares nothing about the middle class. that is of course on top of his wealth. so it's a caricature but sometimes care ka churs can stick particularly when you're spending $25 million a month most of which is in negative advertising. so that can stick. and the problem for romney right now is that unless he releases his taxes or continues to -- or give some more information about his taxes or even bain, these questions will be raised. don't forget, wolf, you were there. these questions were raised by his republican oppo
? >>> and vacation or die or both? on cnn saturday night. >>> you know this well, the great recession hit wall street and now main street and now landing at the steps of city hall, public safety, your safety, my safety may take the hit. so are the nation's financial problems especially cuts in fire and police protection, is it making all of us less safe? a good place to look for answers is in scranton, pennsylvania when police and firefighters recently saw their salaries, get this, cut to minimum wage. earlier i spoke to a scranton firefighter who described what he and his colleagues are going through. >> i'm a very proud parent, i'm proud to be a firefighter, but also, you know, i'm more proud to be a parent and to be able to provide for my family. and i'm very concerned that if this maintains, i won't be able to do that. it's very stressful right now. you know, with that being said, i'm very fortunate, you know, to have a job in this economy. but i need to pay the bills. >> you know that was bob who we talked to earlier tonight, and now we're joined by ron who is a police officer in scranton and th
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